A caduceus in which the staff ends in a clenched fist, against a red star; representing fighting for free healthcare in Madison, Wisconsin. Colour lithograph, 1969.
About this work
The caduceus of Hermes was supposed to represent medicine, following the US Army's adoption of it as a medical symbol in error for the staff of Aesculapius. The clenched fist represents fighting for social change. The red star may represent communism. Miffland was the name given to the counterculture of the Mifflin Street neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin, ca. 1969
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